Most advanced bicycle-world record set
by Factor 001
LONDON, UK -- Factor 001 is a lightweight
(under 7 kg including all equipment) carbon fibre monocoque
structure with an on-board computer and performance monitoring
system, incorporating various motorsport-grade sensors, a
GPS and a radio transmitter, are integrated into the handlebars
and throughout the bike-setting the world record for the Most
001 is the result of a creative project to explore the
transfer of design approaches, technology and materials from
Formula One (where BERU f1systems is a supplier of various
components such as electronics and composites to every team)
to mankind's most enduring invention.
'I am very pleased that what started as a
‘clean sheet' design exercise to showcase our expertise in
composites and electronics has delivered such a beautifully
styled, scientific training device,' says John Bailey, managing
director of BERU f1systems.
'Athletes and their trainers now have access
to performance enhancement capabilities that are the norm
in top-level motorsport, and individuals interested in an
exclusive, high end, differentiated bicycle now have a serious
001, the world's Most
advanced bicycle, will appeal to professional and
semi-professional athletes competing at the highest levels
in cycling and other sports; as well as personal trainers,
fitness camp organisers, and affluent fitness training enthusiasts.
One of the key benefits of the bike for riders
is its ability to collect laboratory-quality data, while being
ridden outdoors. Factor 001 boasts what are believed to be
many firsts for the cycling world:
• Multi-channel electronics package which provides
unique ergonometric data collection, logging and analysis
capabilities; can correlate biometric data from the rider,
physical force data from the bike and environmental data;
developed with feedback from professional athletes.
• Carbon ceramic brakes provide endless, exact
braking performance at any temperature.
• Almost all original parts; key components designed
and manufactured in-house from Formula One-grade materials.
• Fully integrated structure using BERU f1systems'
Wire-in-Composite patented technology; load sensors, wiring,
batteries, sensors, control cables and lines for the hydraulic
braking system are all fully integrated into the composite
during construction, to give unparalleled efficiency and durability
with a clean, uncluttered appearance.
• Twin-spar frame reduces sideways frame flex
and preserves rider comfort.
• 8-spoke monocoque composite wheels deliver
high lateral stiffness and robustness for everyday use.
• Bespoke made-to-measure frame (to within 1mm);
each customer to experience Formula One-style ‘seat fit' process.
BERU f1systems is already in talks with various
sporting bodies about future applications of the data measurement
software. Factor 001 is available to order from BERU f1systems